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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·broi·dery /ɪmˈbrɔɪd(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·broid·er·y n.; pl. Embroideries
 1. Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering.
 2. Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration.
    Fields in spring's embroidery are dressed.   --Addison.
    A mere rhetorical embroidery of phrases.   --J. A. Symonds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative
           (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been
           heightened by many embellishments in subsequent
           retellings" [syn: embellishment]
      2: decorative needlework [syn: fancywork]